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Lake Forest Profiles & Demographic Information

1. Lake Forest profile
2. Demographics for east Central Business District (including traffic counts)
3. Demographics for west side Business District, Waukegan & Everett Road (including traffic counts)
4. Demographics for west side Business District, Conway Office Park (including traffic counts)


Did you know?...

  • Lake Forest has 20,000 residents and 6,700 homes.
  • Medium income $136,000 and medium value of home is $886,000.
  • Located near I-94 & Tollway 294, two Metra trainlines and three bike paths.
  • International access to O'Hare Airport, Executive Airport, Waukegan Airport and Milwaukee International Airport.
  • 7% sales tax in Lake County.
  • Each morning nearly 1,400 executives start their commute in Lake Forest shopping districts. 
  • Lake Forest is home to 3,000 college students and faculty at Lake Forest College.
  • Lake  LLake Forest is a triple A bond-rated community.
  • Home to over 500 historical sites, including historical Market Square shopping destination.

2010 Census Data:
Total Population: 19,375 (Census 2010)
Median Age: 46.5 (Census 2010)
Total Number of Households: 6,763 (Census 2010)
Average Household Size: 2.68 (Census 2010)
Total Number of Housing Units:  7,444 (Census 2010)
Number of Owner Occupied Housing Units: 5,937 (Census 2010 )
Number of Renter Occupied Housing Units: 826 (Census 2010 )
Percent of Population Age 25 and Older with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 74.3% (ACS 2006-2010)
Median Household Income: $136,801 (ACS 2006-2010)
Per Capita Income: $92,745 (ACS 2006-2010)
Median Owner Occupied Housing Unit Value: $886,000 (ACS 2008-2010)

Major Employers in Lake Forest include:
Ayco Company
Brooke Furniture Rental 
Brunswick Corporation
City of Lake Forest
Chicago Bears
Conway Farms
Forester Capital Management 
Kingsbridge Holdings
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Meridian Compensation
North Street Properties
 Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Omron Healthcare
PharmMEDium Services
Stifel, Nicolaus, Inc.
Trustmark Insurance
Z Capital Partners
Conway Park


Office of Economic Development

220 Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL
Phone: 847-513-7005

Staff contact:
Susan L. Kelsey
Economic Development 


Monday, October 17, 2016

Laurel and Western Avenues Redevelopment Update

Please check here for the latest information.more >


Lake Forest Preservation Foundation's 40th Birthday Party and Community Open House (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Event's details
November 19, 2016
Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM


220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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